The University of Southampton

Professional Experience

  • From 2020 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Southampton (UK)
  • From 2013 Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Southampton (UK)
  • From 2009 Reviewer of scientific publications for: Nature Communications, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Photonics Technology Letters Journal
  • 2012/1-2013/9 Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) 
    Topic: Study of defect qubits in semiconductors, supervisor: Prof. D. D. Awschalom
  • 2010-11 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Physics Department, University of Bristol, Bristol (UK) 
    Topic: Integrated Quantum Photonics; supervisor: Prof. J. L. O'Brien
  • 2009/07-09 Visiting Research Fellow, University of Tokyo (Japan)
    Topic: Continuous variables cluster state; supervisor: Prof. A. Furusawa
  • 2006/01-08 Research scholar, Department of Physics, University of Pavia (Italy) 
    Topic: Photonic Crystal structures; supervisor: Prof. L. C. Andreani
  • 2002-04 Academic tutor for the course of Physics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Pavia



  • 2010 PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, UK.
    Integrated Quantum Photonics
    Supervisors: Prof. J. L. O'Brien and Prof. J. G. Rarity
  • 2005 Master of Physics, University of Pavia, Italy. Mark 110/110 cum laude.
    Light emission at 1.55 micron in SOI photonic waveguides
    Supervisors: Prof. G. Guizzetti and Dr. M. Galli
  • 2003 Bachelor of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy. Mark 110/110 cum laude.
    Measure of coherent length of semiconductor laser with ring structure and Fabry-Perot
    Supervisor: Dr. G. Giuliani